Samsung Galaxy S20

How to Access Missing Network Mode on Samsung Galaxy S20

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With new software updates, some Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones do not have the network mode option in Settings. In this guide, I will explain how you can access this option with the help of a third-party app.

  1. Go to Google Play Store and search for “Hidden settings” (Direct link).
  2. Install the Hidden Settings app on your Galaxy S20.
  3. Open the App.
  4. Inside the app, search for “Mobile Network” and tap on the relevant search result.
  5. Now select “Preferred network type” and you will see the network modes.

If this method doesn’t work, you can apply the following fixes to resolve the issue.

Fix 01: Contact Your Network Provider

If you bought your Samsung Galaxy S20 from a carrier, it could be network-locked. This means the carrier has locked access to change network provider and network mode options. You can verify this information by contacting the network provider.

Even if the phone is not network locked, there is still a chance that the current network provider doesn’t let you change network modes, therefore it is best to contact them and verify this information before drawing any conclusions.

Fix 02: Do a Software Update

In case Samsung releases a future update to bring back the missing network mode, you can keep your Galaxy S20 updated. To check for a software update, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Battery and device care”.
Battery and device care
  1. Select “Software update” from the bottom.
Software update
  1. Tap on “Download and install” to check for a new update.
Download and install

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Danu

The founder of Backtodefault.com and the tech nerd of the team. He is specialized in Android/iOS development and web development.

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